MIAMI – There was a mess on the field, and for a change it wasn’t the Florida Marlins’ fault.

Countless silvery pompon strands blew onto the diamond Saturday on pompom giveaway night, but the Marlins emerged from the litter with a 6-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers to break a five-game losing streak.

Andrew Miller (1-1), activated from the disabled list before the game, won for the first time since June 16. John Baker broke a 2-all tie in the fifth inning with a two-run homer for the Marlins, who scored five of their runs with two out.

The pompom strands didn’t seem to affect play. Most were launched by kids from the left-field corner behind the Dodgers’ bullpen, where a 20-mph wind carried the litter onto the field.


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